This is my first joltleft.com national edition column. I have previously written approximately 290 articles under the title, “San Francisco Bay Area Moderate Conservative.”
I firmly believe a majority of voters (taxpayers) in this country have reached the breaking point over omnipresent economic and foreign policy disasters since Barack Obama’s victory in 2008 – very similar to another time and place in America’s history.
Look back to the 1980 presidential campaign (Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan). There was the usual protracted period of state primaries. Not unlike 2011 with Republicans vying for their opportunity to oppose Barack Obama in the 2012 election.
Should present economic conditions continue, without dramatic improvement (not likely), Barack Obama will be the latest one-term president – for a variety of reasons.
Discounting the distinct chance Republicans will shoot themselves in the foot by selecting a weak candidate like Bob Dole in 1996 (a solid American, but not ideal for that year’s challenge), the political theatrics, abysmal economic failures and outright deceit of this administration will be doomed. This one-term “experiment” will be soundly rejected – no matter how much money Obama accumulates for his re-election.
Republicans will continue their rule in the House while also seizing the majority in the Senate – a defining moment in recent American political history. The Washington elite will question how the current administration could self-destruct so quickly with such overwhelming support from a compliant and enthusiastic media.
The first part of this disintegration will be the debt-ceiling vote (August 2nd ). A defining moment in the early presidential campaign, most likely to become the most contentious since Lincoln vs. Douglas in 1860.
Wayne Allyn Root, a Columbia University classmate of Barack Obama (class of 1983), recently wrote an article about the president’s shadow over the economy. He is an American politician, entrepreneur, television and radio personality, author and political commentator. He ran as the Libertarian Party VP nominee in 2008.
His theory concerning Obama revolves around the Ayn Rand book, “Atlas Shrugged.”
The central plot of “Atlas Shrugged” is that, in response to being demonized, overtaxed, over-regulated and punished for success, America’s business owners are disappearing. Their”strike” is a reminder to this country that civilization cannot survive when the masses become slaves to government. Without a productive class, there will be no pensions for the poor and middle class. Without the wealthy, there is no funding for public schools, free health care for the elderly or food stamps for the indigent.
Mr. Root cites Ayn Rand’s warning of government “looters” who will face consequences for their actions. It decries the alternative thought process of the wealthy to “retire early, go underground or move to places where achievement is celebrated,” and individual success appreciated.
Barack Obama’s tax-and-spend philosophy is a dismal failure – one that is killing meaningful jobs faster than the early years of the Great Depression. It is no coincidence that 1.9 million fewer Americans are working than before the ill-thought stimulus package. Revenues have plummeted since the introduction of “big brother” government in a capitalist-fueled society.
It’s interesting to note where the real jobs are being introduced. Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alaska and Virginia – all low-or no tax “red states.” States that lead in economic freedom and “right to work” laws.
Republicans will come to some sort of agreement on the deficit ceiling. Their strategy is to “kick the can” down the road to a time after November, 2012’s elections. The Democrats, with no economic game plan. will embrace that decision enthusiastically.
Should Obama somehow be re-elected, the producers of our nation’s economy will pick up and leave this country altogether. It’s a big world out there for smart investors – Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Monte Carlo, Belize, Costa Rica, Bahamas and Cayman Islands.
The high tech revolution has freed businesses to operate anywhere in the world. Obama’s socialist political science experiment is not going unnoticed by the powers that run this country – whether liberal Democrats wish to recognize that fact or not.
A fact Barack Obama will soon regret dismissing when he returns to Chicago in January, 2013. No amount of campaign contributions will change that scenario.
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